Riverbend Park

Associated Agency: 
Palm Beach County Department of Parks and Recreation
Riverbend provides a variety of hiking, biking, wading, canoeing and wildlife watching programs for private, public and school groups offering a closer look at the environmental and historical aspects of Riverbend. School programs are tailored to meet grade curriculum objectives. Fun special events for the public are offered throughout the year and summer camp programs are available in the summer. Visit the website for more details on each program, including dates, costs and reservations.

College of the Florida Keys

The College of the Florida Keys provides several Summer Adventure Camps for ages 7-17 years. Campers will swim in the CFK Olympic size pool, snorkel in the underwater training area (also known as the CFK lagoon), try scuba diving, go fishing, learn to cook, build a computer, build an aquarium, take a trolley tour and other great outdoor activities. CFK also hosts a "Community Day" event annually. Vendors from all over the community join in the festivities and CFK proudly displays academic showcases. Another great outdoor element is CFK's environmental and scuba clubs.

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Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Associated Agency: 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Mission of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge vision is to serve as an outstanding showcase for ecosystem management that restores, protects and enhances a portion of the unique northern Everglades biological community. This public asset provides for the enjoyment and enhanced quality of life for present and future generations.

City of Winter Garden

To provide high quality recreation programs and facilities to all resident of and visitors to Winter Garden. Upcoming program development will include Interpretive Programs, Nature Center, Canoe/Kayak launch, Primitive Group Camping, Hiking Trails, Historical Exhibits and Picnic Pavilions.

Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center

Associated Agency: 
Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Department

Crandon Park lies on picturesque northern Key Biscayne, Florida; formerly one of the largest coconut plantations in the United States as well as former location of that Crandon Park Zoo. The Crandon Visitors and Biscayne Nature Center serves as a window into Bear Cut Preserve, 264 acres of preserved barrier island habitat. Within the preserve various ecosystems can be observed including: dunes, maritime hammock, mangrove forest, and sea grass beds. The Visitors Center's exhibit & aquarium room displays recreated native marine ecosystems, and interpretive exhibits.

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Emerson Point Preserve

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department

Emerson Point Preserve is a 365 acre preserve located at the tip of Snead Island in western Palmetto. At Emerson Point, visitors can take in the beauty of Florida's wildlife and native plant communities while exploring both prehistoric and historic sites.

Photo Credit: John Ilko

Jiggs Landing

Associated Agency: 
Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department

Jigg's Landing offers freshwater fishing and canoeing opportunities on the Evers Reservoir and Braden River. The property was purchased in 1944 by Al (Jiggs) and Agnes Metcalf and included a 7-acre piece of property. They created a fish camp on the banks of the Braden River, that has become a landmark to residents. The camp has served Manatee County for more than 40 years.

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park

Associated Agency: 
Department of Environmental Protection/Florida State Parks

San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park provides resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources. The park has something for every nature enthusiast; including self-guided interpretive trails, guided tours, wildlife discovery, fishing and so much more.

City of Winter Haven

Winter Haven, Florida is a unique, Premier City. It has countless recreational, social and special events. The City recognizes the importance of a high quality of life to Winter Haven residents and visitors. The City strives to ensure outdoor activities for all ages and walks of life. Winter Haven has numerous nature parks, boat ramps, fishing docks and walking trails throughout the city.

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